Datta Kriya Yoga
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Datta Kriya Yoga

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Item Code: NAB748
Author: Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji
Publisher: Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore
Language: English
Edition: 2012
Pages: 130 (Illustrated in B&W and Color)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 190 gm
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Thought And Action
All of our physical actions are guided by thoughts. There cannot be an action without a thought. The faculty of thinking and discerning is the function of the intellect. It is because of intellect that we are able to discriminate what is proper and what is not. A stone is incapable of thinking because it has no intellect.

Thought gets expressed through action, The mike before a speaker cannot take up or transmit thought unless they are transformed into speech –action. An action by itself can neither be good nor bad. Its goodness or badness lies in its Source i.e. , the thought . Therefore , if we want our actions to be noble and good, we must entertain and cultivate noble and good thoughts.



“Datta Kriya Yoga” deals with guidelines for spiritual evolution of a seeker (Sadhaka). Based on the teachings of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, India, whose words are rearranged and elucidated upon. Since time immemorial Lord Dattatreya is considered to be the propounder of yoga. Hence the title Datta Kriya Yoga has been appropriately introduced and also to distinguish from the other schools of yoga. There are innumerable temples which Sri Swamiji has consecrated for Dattatreya and other deities in different parts of the world which speak of his uniqueness and mysticism of yoga.

Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is a living exponent of Datta Kriya Yoga in the lineage of Dattatreya Guru. He teaches Seekers in East and West in Kriya classes in a practical manner out of his own experience. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji has indepth understanding of. Maha Kundalini Yoga. He invokes and draws inspiration from his own mother Jayalaxmi Mata, a saintly person, who was a master of Raja Yoga and Sree Vidya. Her energy has a profound effect on Sri Ganapathy Saccidananda Swamiji by descent (Saktipat). Inborn accomplishments, play of energies are significant characteristics of Yoga Guru. His teachings boil down to basic tenets of all religious teachings: The Universal Spirit is one and we are but his earthly tabernacles. We must realise Him because we are His manifestations. Rise above the plane of sensory perception to the subtle ‘lane of recognition of true state of Sat-cit-Ananda. Siva and Sakti are but two aspects of the same Absolute Being.

This Datta Kriya Yoga book is valuable in fostering spiritual understanding to seekers who are in the path of yoga. In order to make theoritical and practical aspects of Datta Kriya Yoga in a systematic way, short and long term courses were conducted in our Yoga Mandir in the Ashrama at Mysore and in a few selected places in India on an experimental basis. the response to the courses was very good. Earnest students from all over India and abroad attended the courses. The benefits, both physical and spiritual, derived by the participants prompted them to devise steps to protect this esoteric knowledge from being lost. Further, the students now undergoing the course have also been urging to bring out a comprehensive book which can serve as a reliable text for the beginners and seekers.

This book is being brought out to fulfill this need and is based on the class-room notes of the students who ventured to attend the earlier sessions in Kriya Yoga conducted in the Yoga Mandira few years ago.

The present edition of Datta Kriya Yoga text is planned to suit the fast thinking and active youth who are volatile due to stress on account of their life styles. To overcome the stress and make them confident and to receive the fruits of life unperturbed certain yoga techniques are introduced.

The principle factors in the Yogic practice are synchronized with modern scientist details such as physiology. On mind and meditation useful explanation and methods are dwelled in. Focus given on the importance of Food in Yoga.

This publication includes two more topics, to get more useful concepts such as Rasi Mudras and Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskaras). This is being blessed to you all by His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji to enable you to gain more energy by practicing the contents and get benefited.




Foreword to Datta Kriya Yoga Text 1
Guru Paduka Dhyana Shlokam and Prayer to Devi 3
Prayer to Sadguru 4
Sri Swamiji Foreward to Datta Kriya Yoga 5
Part I  
Patanjali’s Yogs Sutras 8
Ashtanga Yoga- The Components of the Eight- Fold Path 10
Introduction to Datta Kriya Yoga 15
Asanas, Mudras ,Bandhas 17
Prana and Pranic body 40
Pranayama Principles 48
Pranayamas 52
Surya Namaskaras (Sun Salutations) 74
Part II  
Kundalini Yoga 81
Nadis and Their Discription 83
The Elements of the Chakras 86
Description of Satchakras 92
The Mind and Meditation 104
Yoga and Diet 108
Table Comparing Yoga and Physical Exercise 110
Table showing the genesis and treatment modalities for Stress 112
Rules and Regulations for the Practicant 113
Aphorisms of Sri Swamiji 114


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